RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.6 million contract to resurface over 22 miles of roads in Bladen and Columbus counties.
The work includes resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction along one section of N.C. 53, N.C. 11 from the Bladen County line to N.C. 87 and 25 sections of secondary roads.
Crews can begin as early as January 2016, and work is anticipated for completion by September 2016.
The project will involve asphalt surface treatment. This work is part of NCDOT’s yearly resurfacing for roadway preservation. Pavement preservation is like changing the oil in your car, as basic maintenance can help avoid more expensive repairs later. It’s important to make minor improvements to good roads regularly because it delays major road repairs that are much more costly, time-consuming and disruptive to motorists. The contractor crews will repair cracked or weathered pavement, which will extend the life of the roads, reduce further maintenance needs and increase motorist comfort and mobility.
Barnhill Contracting Company of Rocky Mount is the contractor for the project.
This is one of four road and bridge projects awarded last week, worth $27.8 million. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, as required by state law.